Last Updated: 12 December 2006
Richard dives into the horror genre
with a part in Eli Roth's "Hostel: Part II," now filming in Prague
Desperate Housewives drops Richard
to recurring character status for Season 3; Richard's first episode airs
Richard featured in TV Guide
Reader's Jeer of the Week
Richard appears in 2007 Desperate Housewives
Write ABC and Desperate Housewives!
"Desperate Housewives" updates and
Richard's Season 3 episodes.
"Firestorm: Last Stand at Yellowstone"
now available on DVD
Richard shoots second summer hiatus
film -- "In God's Country," with Kelly Rowan
Official "Shanghai Red" website now
online, features bios, photos, and a trailer with lots of Richard
Sci Fi channel airs Firefly mini-marathon
Tuesday, Dec 12th; Richard's "The Message" airs at 1:00pm
Hallmark Channel airs Richard's Touched by an Angel
episode, "Fighting the Good Fight," on Dec 13th at 12:00pm
Canada's SPACE: The Imagination Station now
airing "The Sentinel"
Sentinel creators Danny Bilson & Paul DeMeo
record podcasts for selected Season One episodes
Catch Richard's "Judging Amy" episodes
on TNT's "Primetime in the Daytime"
"The District" has moved to the
A&E Channel, and Richard's episodes are playing!
"Cellular" airs on the Encore and Encore
Action cable channels in December; Richard plays Craig Martin
"Fun With Dick and Jane" airs on Starz Comedy
and Starz Kids and Family channels in December; Richard plays Joe Cleeman
"In Her Shoes" airs on Cinemax's
WMax and More Max cable channels in December; Richard plays Jim Danvers
Got a Burgi fan on your gift list? Amazon.com
has you covered!
Write to Richard through the RBFC
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||[12 Dec 06] *** Richard Burgi
dives into the horror genre with a part in Eli Roth's "Hostel: Part II"***
Richard finished his work in Prague, Czech Republic in late October on
the much-anticipated sequel to writer-director
Eli Roth's horror
blockbuster, "Hostel." The movie is now in post-production
with a June 8th 2007 premiere date.
Eli Roth gave MTV.com some teasing details on "Hostel: Part II,"
including (we assume) an idea of how Richard's character Todd and
Stuart (Roger Bart) fit into the overall story.
"The film is also following two guys who go through this experience
to kill somebody. And we know them really well, and they are very, very
likeable and they're very normal. It seems like there's nothing psycho
about them, except they are looking for some excitement in their life because
they are bored. ... That's going to be a parallel story. We see it
from the girl's perspective and we see it from the client's perspective.
We inter-cut both stories until they all meet in this horrible place. So,
we're going to learn everything about the organization, all the minutiae
To learn more about "Hostel: Part II," visit the film's IMDb page at
The film's official website can be found at http://www.hostel2.com/
Additional news, photos, and a teaser trailer can be found at
(Thanks to Richard for the info, and to Steven for the confirmation)
||[12 Dec 06] *** Richard,
now on Recurring status with Desperate Housewives, makes first Season 3
appearance on November 12th*** -- As first reported by E! Online's
Kristin Veitch in her June 29th "Watch with Kristin" column,
Richard was dropped from series regular back to his Season 1 recurring
No particular reason was announced for the decision to drop Richard
as a series regular. As Richard told TV Guide's Tracy Phillips in
the magazine's September 4th issue, "They did not pick up my contract."
He continued with "It is what it is. They changed the writers and one
of the main producers, you know, and I think it came down to just a change
from the top down."
Thus far, Richard has been called back for one episode of the new season
-- episode 3.08, "Children and Art," which went before the cameras
the week of October 9th and aired November 12th during Sweeps. Though memorable,
Richard's scene was on the short side, with airtime roughly comparable
to his Season 1 scenes.
Hopefully Richard, and kooky, caddish Karl, will be brought back for
additional episodes as the season progresses; his charisma, chemistry,
spark, and wonderful comedic timing are assets too good to let lie fallow.
(Thanks to Becky and Cap_it for the screengrabs)
||[12 Dec 06] *** Richard's
drop from Desperate Housewives series regular status makes Reader's Jeer
of the Week*** -- Richard's unexpected drop from the full-time cast
of Desperate Housewives made the Reader's Jeer of the Week in the
Cheers & Jeers section of the November 20-27th TV Guide.
The jeer from reader Linda Stewart of Louisville reads as follows:
"Jeers to Desperate Housewives for downgrading Richard Burgi's Karl
to an occasional guest appearance. Karl is always fun to watch and is usually
the highlight of every episode he's in. He can be tender and sweet one
minute and a total cad the next. But you can't help but like him. Burgi
is one of the few people on the show who looks like he's actually enjoying
The Reader's Jeer of the Week is set off in its own highlighted box
and Richard's is further highlighted with a photo of Richard and Nicollette
Sheridan from last season's "Thank You So Much." The photo caption reads
"Burgi's been MIA on DH."
(Thanks to MJ and Deana for the scans, and to JoAnn for the heads
||[12 Dec 06] *** Richard
and the men of Wisteria Lane join the Desperate Housewives in the 2007
wall calendar from Andrews McMeel Publishing *** -- The 2007 Desperate
Housewives wall calendar also features the men of Wisteria Lane, with Richard
appearing on Nicollette Sheridan's April page.
The calendar, which is printed by Andrews McMeel Publishing, appears
to have at least two different front pages; we assume this resulted from
design changes during successive print runs. Presumably the content of
the calendar itself has not changed. A quick scan of the back cover of
the calendar will show whether Richard is included or not.
The calendar is available through the usual retail outlets as well as
through online companies like Amazon.com, where it is selling for
a 15% discount off the MSRP of $13.99.
Amazon's description of the calendar reads as follows:
"Desperate Housewives, the breakout hit from ABC that single-handedly
brought back the classic prime time soap, is now stronger than ever in
its second season. Its mix of satire, comedy, and mystery is so inventive,
audiences are addicted to, even desperate to watch, each episode. Featuring
stunning images of the women of Wisteria Lane accompanied by actual images
from the show, the Desperate Housewives 2007 Calendar will match the success
of this phenomenal series. And fear not! the men of Wisteria Lane are included
Click here for the calendar listing at Amazon.com.
(Thanks to Pam for the heads up)
[12 Dec 06] *** Praise him, praise him
*** -- Though Richard -- and Karl -- will apparently not be as prominent
in the Fall 2006 season of Desperate Housewives as in Season
2, this is still a good time to contact The Powers That Be at ABC
and Desperate Housewives to let them know how much you enjoyed Richard's
work with Karl last season, and how much you look forward to seeing him
continue putting Karl through his paces now that Season 3 is in production.
Richard joined the full-time cast of Desperate Housewives in July
2005 and appeared in 15 of the 2005/06 season's 24 episodes as Karl
Mayer, Susan (Teri Hatcher) Mayer's ex-husband. Described by one TV
Guide correspondent as a "lovable doofus," Karl continued to moon
over Susan while stringing live-in girlfriend Edie (Nicollette Sheridan)
along and working as Bree's (Marcia Cross) lawyer. Richard has earned
repeated kudos from reviewers and columnists for his "impeccable comic
timing" as he's put Karl through his paces. While Karl will be back
to further bedevil Susan in the Fall 2006 season, the number and timing
of his appearances is uncertain..
Quick notes to ABC and the producers of Desperate Housewives are a good
way to remind them that you are watching and enjoying Richard's work on
their network and show. Let them know how much you're enjoying seeing Richard
putting Karl through his paces! Include a bit of demographic information
if you feel so inclined.
The ABC network can be contacted through the ABC website, where
an email "comment" option is provided:
Go to http://www.abc.go.com
Scroll down to the bottom of the page, where you will find a line of text
links; look for the "contact ABC" link.
Click on the "contact ABC" link and fill in the appropriate blanks in the
type in your comments and click the appropriate button at the bottom of
the text window.
The show's producers, The Edestein Company, can be reached
by "snailmail" at the address below. A postcard is a quick and easy option
and is definitely more eye-catching, while a more traditional note allows
you to wax a tad more eloquent.
The Edelstein Company
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608
[12 Dec 06] *** Desperate Housewives
Update *** -- Desperate Housewives is now back in production for the
2006/07 season (Season 3) and premiered September 24th. Richard will appear
in the following Season 3 episodes:
Season Three (2006-2007)
"Children and Art" (12 Nov 06 estimated) Prod. #308, episode #3.08
||[12 Dec 06] *** Richard
Burgi's "Firestorm: Last Stand at Yellowstone" now available on DVD ***
Richard spent several weeks in late Spring in Vancouver, BC, working on
Last Stand at Yellowstone," a TV movie for
A&E Television Networks.
"Firestorm" premiered on A&E on Labor Day -- Monday, September 4th
at 9:00pm ET -- and aired multiple times throughout the month.
Drawing inspiration from the situations and events of the record-breaking
1988 wildfires which scorched Yellowstone National Park, and from co-producer
Barker's book "Scorched Earth," "Firestorm: Last Stand at Yellowstone"
focuses on a present-day Yellowstone firefighter and his team as they battle
a similarly monstrous inferno erupting over the July 4th holiday weekend.
Richard plays firefighter Richard Danville and costars
with Scott Foley (Scrubs' Sean Kelly; Felicity's Noel),
who plays Clay Harding. Canadian Provincial Parks and areas including
and E.C. Manning Park provided look-alike locations for Yellowstone
Filming on the Vancouver-based production ran from May 8th to June 5th,
with John Lafia directing from a script by John Fasano and
Wheaton. "Firestorm" was produced by Cypress Point Productions
in association with Jaffe/Braunstein Films Ltd.
To learn more about "Firestorm: Last Stand at Yellowstone," visit the
film's IMDb page at http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0796373/
The "Firestorm" DVD is available through both the A&E website
and Amazon.com. A&E lists a release date in late October and
a price of $19.95, while Amazon lists a release date in late November and
a discounted price of $14.99.
DVD at A&E -- http://www.aetv.com/
DVD at Amazon -- http://www.amazon.com/
(Thanks to Kat and Debbie for the research)
||[12 Dec 06] *** Richard
films "In God's Country" for CTV and Lifetime TV *** -- Hot on the
heels of his appearance at the Newport International Film Festival,
Richard was off to Toronto, Ontario to work with The OC's Kelly Rowan
on "In God's Country," a TV movie for Canada's CTV and Lifetime
TV in the US.
CTV's Susanne Boyce, President of Programming, gave this opening
description of the film: "In God's Country is a powerful, revealing
story of how one woman's unwavering determination gave her the strength
to fight a life-time of submission to save the lives of her children."
"Across North America, there are communities whose citizens adhere
to the nineteenth century Mormon belief that a man must have at least three
wives and as many children as possible in order to reach the highest level
of Heaven. A woman's role is to serve her husband and be submissive to
his needs," continued Boyce.
Richard plays Church Bishop Josiah Leavitt, the polygamist husband
of Rowan's character, Judith Joseph. Judith is one of the charismatic
Leavitt's six wifes, and mother to four of his children in addition to
her own older daughter from a previous marriage. Several traumatic events
spur Judith to do the unthinkable -- flee her small community with her
children. Leavitt, of course, gives pursuit, luring Judith's oldest daughter
back home with promises he doesn't intend to keep. Judith has no choice
but to return home and make a stand.
"In God's Country" is produced by Shaftesbury Films Inc in association
with Colossal Entertainment, Salient Point Productions, and CTV
as part of CTV's "Heroes, Champions, and Villains" series of original features.
The film will most likely air on CTV in Canada and on Lifetime TV in the
States in 2007.
To learn more about "In God's Country," visit the film's IMDb page at
(Thanks to Ruth and Deana for the initial heads-up, and to Steven
for the role confirmation)
||[12 Dec 06] *** Official
website for "Shanghai Red" now online *** -- Richard worked
on "Shanghai Red" in June 2005, traveling to Shanghai, China to shoot the
dramatic film from Mar de Oro Films. Richard stars with Vivian
Wu, who co-produced the film with her husband Oscar L. Costo,
who also wrote and directed the film.
In addition to the cast and crew biographical information and story
synopsis, the website features several galleries of production stills and
a trailer which whets the appetite and intrigues rather than giving away
(NOTE: The site requires Marcromedia Flash for proper access, and may
not open on browsers other than MSIE).
The "Shanghai Red" website gives the following description of the film:
"SHANGHAI RED is the dramatic film about a young, contemporary mother,
Meili Zhu (Vivian Wu -- 'The Pillow Book', 'The Joy Luck Club', 'Heaven
and Earth'), in an ever-changing Shanghai.
Meili's guilt over her husband's death leads her into a double life
of murder and deception where she eventually meets Michael Johnson (Richard
Burgi -- 'In Her Shoes', 'Fun With Dick and Jane', '24'), an American expatriate
from Chicago escaping from his own dark past.
Shot in its entirety in Shanghai, China, SHANGHAI RED expores the conflicts
caused within the heart between tradition and modernization."
To learn more about the film, visit the "Shanghai Red" website at: http://www.shanghairedmovie.com
To learn more about Mar de Oro Films, visit the Mar de Oro site at:
(Thanks to DebbieLD for the website info)
||[12 Dec 06] *** Sci Fi Channel
airs Firefly mini-marathon on Tuesday, December 12th -- catch Richard in
"the Message" at 1:00pm ET *** -- Richard Burgi appears
as Lt. Womack in "The Message," the shows' 13th episode.
Written by executive producers Joss Whedon and Tim Minear,
and filmed in mid-December 2002, "The Message" was one of the last of 14
episodes (15 with the pilot split in half) ordered by FOX, and the last
episode filmed. According to a brief description of the episode, "the
crew must deliver the corpse of an old war comrade home, but things are
not as they seem."
The script had this to say of Alliance Enforcement officer Womack: "He's
been around the block, and likely beaten up everybody on it."
Womack was intended to be a recurring character -- a shady lawman who would
undoubtedly cross paths with the Serenity at the most inconvenient times.
(Thanks to Becky and Earthgrazer for the screengrabs)
||[12 Dec 06] *** Richard's "Touched by
an Angel" airs on the Hallmark Channel *** -- Wednesday, December 13th
at 12:00pm (noon) ET/PT. Watch for Richard in "Fighting the Good Fight,"
which originally aired in May 1999 on CBS. The following episode
synopsis was posted on the CBS website.
"Fighting the Good Fight"
Boxing Legend Muhammad Ali Guest Stars
A young boxer, Tim, and his brother live in desperate poverty in the
inner city and are often mistreated by their self-centered uncle. When
Tim's elder brothers becomes ill with a serious disease, Tim adopts an
aggressive stance against the world in order to appear tough in the face
of his brother's illness. He trains as a boxer to escape his troubles,
but misuses his boxing skills by initiating a string of fights with local
hoodlums that puts him on the road to ruin. Tess and Tim's idol, Muhammad
Ali, are called upon to teach the confused young man that violence accomplishes
nothing and that his energy should be spent strengthening familial bonds.
Guest Starring: Muhammad Ali guest stars as himself, a legendary
boxer who comes to the aid of the youth who is misusing his boxing skills.
Burgi (The Sentinel) guest stars as the abusive uncle of the confused
young boxer. Alexis Cruz returns in his recurring role as streetwise
(Thanks to Mishale for the screengrabs)
||[12 Dec 06]*** The Sentinel now airing
in original, uncut form on Canada's SPACE: The Imagination Station
***-- SPACE is now airing The Sentinel weekdays at 4:00pm ET.
Richard Burgi plays series lead Jim Ellison, a former
Army Ranger now working as a detective for the Cascade PD in his Washington
State hometown. Ellison finds himself almost overwhelmed when his dormant,
and repressed, hyperactive senses are brought back online after a period
of solitude on a remote stakeout. Anthropology doctoral candidate Blair
Sandburg (Garett Maggart), whose chosen field of research is "Sentinels"
-- people with such enhanced senses -- has the answers Ellison needs to
control and work with his powerful and unpredictable abilities. Ellison's
long-suffering captain, Simon Banks (Bruce A. Young) helps Ellison
and Sandburg make the most of Ellison's sensory advantage by watching their
backs and keeping their extrasensory escapades under the radar as much
December schedule, Season 1 & 2 episodes:
Wed, Dec 13th -- 4:00pm -- "Killers"
Thu, Dec 14th -- 4:00pm -- "The Debt"
Fri, Dec 15th -- 4:00pm -- "Cypher"
Mon, Dec 18th -- 4:00pm -- "Night Train"
Tue, Dec 19th -- 4:00pm -- "Rogue"
Wed, Dec 20th -- 4:00pm -- "Love and Guns"
Thu, Dec 21st -- 4:00pm -- "Attraction"
Fri, Dec 22nd -- 4:00pm -- "Vow of Silence"
Wed, Dec 27th -- 4:00pm -- "Flight"
Thu, Dec 28th -- 4:00pm -- "Out of the Past"
Fri, Dec 29th -- 4:00pm -- "Deep Water"
For further details, go to the website of Space: The Imagination Station:
(Thanks to Laura, Katherin, and Kay Lynne for the SPACE heads up,
and to Steffi for the screengrabs)
||[12 Dec 06]*** Sentinel creators and producers
Danny Bilson and Paul DeMeo record Season One episode commentaries***
One of the disappointments of the Sentinel Season One DVD set has been
the lack of episode commentaries. David Gutierrez is working with
Bilson and Paul DeMeo to record commentaries for various episodes
in the DVD set. Bilson and DeMeo are joined on some of the commentaries
by Sentinel writers, directors, and other people associated with the show's
The commentaries are available at the iTunes website (via the podcasts
link below) or through a new Pet Fly blog on MySpace.com.
MySpace page: http://www.myspace.com/petflypodcasts
PC users will need to download the free iTunes application and
subscribe to the Pet Fly podcasts at the iTunes site. The initial
"get you started" information can be found at David Gutierrez' website:
(Thanks to David Gutierrez for the info)
||[12 Dec 06] *** Look for
Richard's episodes of Judging Amy on TNT's "Primetime in the Daytime" ***--
appeared in six episodes of the CBS Primetime drama, joining the show in
Season 3 and playing Judge Amy (Amy Brenneman) Grey's ex-husband,
TNT's rotation is now in Season 3. Richard's first episode is Season
3's "The Justice League of America," which is scheduled to air on Friday,
December 15th at 12:00noon ET.
Judging Amy airs in two-episode blocks weekdays as part of TNT's
"Primetime in the Daytime," where it appears Monday - Friday at 12:00noon
and 1:00pm ET/PT.
A complete list of Richard's Judging Amy episodes can be found at the
Page, with an expanded listing and episode details on the Judging
Amy Guide page.
Visit the TNT website for further information, and check your local
listings, as well as the TVNow website.
TNT's website -- http://www.tnt.tv/
TVNow listing -- www.tv-now.com/
(Thanks to Becky and Erin for the Judging Amy screengrabs, to TNT
for the scheduling info, and to the Epguides website for production details)
||[12 Dec 06] *** "The
District" airing in repeats on the A&E (Arts & Entertainment) Channel;
Richard appears in Seasons 1, 3, and 4*** -- A&E is
currently airing the show daily at 7:00am ET. Remember to
check your local listings or the A&E site for additional information:
A&E's episode rotation is now in Season 1, which contains seven
of Richard's episodes. Though not in Season 2, Richard's Captain Hunter
returned for two episodes of Season 3 and three episodes of Season 4.
The show is also airing in syndication in Singapore.
A complete listing of Richard's episodes of "The District" can
be found on the Filmography page,
with an expanded listing and episode details on the District
Richard appeared in three of the show's four seasons in a total
of twelve episodes, playing the recurring role of the prickly and suspicious
Vincent Hunter, head of the DC Police Department's Internal Affairs
Unfortunately, the show did not take maximum advantage of the Hunter
character, though they established an intriguing back-story for him in
the first season episode "The DC Strangler." Ella Farmer (played by
the late Lynn Thigpen) told Chief Mannion (Craig T. Nelson)
a bit about Hunter. He was a highly-decorated officer with a relatively
high solve rate while in Homicide, a department he left after discovering
his wife -- also a police officer -- in bed with his partner..
(Thanks to Debbie for the USA info, to Gerri for the Singapore broadcast
info, to Becky and Erin for the District screengrabs, and to the Epguides
website for production details)
||[12 Dec 06] *** "Cellular"
airs throughout October on the Encore Wam!, Encore Action, and Starz Edge
Channels *** -- Richard plays
Craig Martin, the "wrong place
at the wrong time" realtor husband of movie heroine Jessica (Kim Basinger)
Martin. Unbeknownst to Jessica, Craig has videotaped crooked
cops executing drug dealers -- and the crooked cops are desperate to tidy
up loose ends. To get Craig and the camera, they abduct Jessica and the
Martin's young son. Jessica has one ace up her sleeve -- she's managed
to patch a busted phone together enough to tap out random phone numbers,
and the guy on the other end, Ryan (Chris Evans), is willing to
help. Problem is, he's on a cellphone, doesn't know where Jessica is...
and his battery's running low.
For further details on the Encore airings, go to the Encore website
Details on the Starz airings canbe found at the Starz website:
(Thanks to TV-now.com for the heads up, to Danny for the screengrabs,
and to Encore for the scheduling info)
||[12 Dec 06] *** "Fun With Dick
and Jane" premieres October 28th on the Starz Channel and repeats
throughout November*** -- Richard plays
Joe Cleeman, the upwardly
mobile next-door neighbor of Jim Carrey's Dick Harper. Joe and his
wife Veronica (Angie Harmon) are the couple Dick and Jane (Tea
Leoni) play "keeping up with the Joneses" with, battling for
pecking order supremacy over cars, landscaping, and swimming pools.
Released in theaters in late 2005 and on DVD in April 2006, "Fun With
Dick and Jane" is now available on the premium cable movie channel Starz
with multiple airings throughout November.
For further details, go to the Starz website at:
Additional information on "Fun With Dick and Jane" can be found at the
IMDb website: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0369441/
(Thanks to TV-now.com for the heads up, to Danny for the screengrabs,
and to Starz for the scheduling info)
||[12 Dec 06] *** "In Her
Shoes" airs throughout December on Cinemax's More Max and WMax channels***
-- Richard plays
Jim Danvers, the weak-willed boyfriend of Rose
(Toni Collette) Feller. Jim sees Rose as the kind of woman he could
fall in love and settle down with, but succumbs to temptation in the form
of Rose's 'party girl' sister Maggie (Cameron Diaz).
Finding Jim and Maggie en flagrante pushes Rose to the end of her rope,
triggering her breakup with Jim and her estrangement from Maggie. Both
sisters begin journeys of their own and find inner strengths they didn't
know they had -- and in the process, find a grandmother (Ella, played
by Shirley MacLaine) and, eventually, each other once more.
For further details, go to the Cinemax website at:
Enter "In Her Shoes" in the Search box for airdates.
Information on "In Her Shoes" can be found at the IMDb website:
(Thanks to TV-now.com for the heads up, to Danny for the screengrabs,
and to Encore for the scheduling info)
[12 Dec 06]*** Check out the Burgi Bonanza
at amazon.com *** -- All the items listed below are available at either
amazon.com or its subsidiary, amazon.ca, and all feature Richard Burgi
in some capacity. **NOTE** Always verify the current prices at Amazon.com,
as they do fluctuate with market forces.
Your amazon.com account information will work equally well with the
Amazon in the USA: http://www.amazon.com/
Amazon in Canada: http://www.amazon.ca/
Desperate Housewives 2007 Wall Calendar -- $11.89 (15% discount)
Published: July 1, 2006. Andrews McMeel Publishing. Now available.
Richard appears on Nicollette Sheridan's April page in a publicity photo
shot during the restaurant scene in season two's "Thank You So Much."
1) Firestorm: Last Stand at Yellowstone (2006) DVD -- $14.95 (25%
Release date: November 28, 2006. Now available for pre-order.
Richard appears as Yellowstone National Park firefighter Richard Danville.
Danville must learn to overcome his distrust of forest-fire expert Clay
Harding (Scott Foley) and work with him to save their Yellowstone community
and families from the ravening inferno consuming the Park.
1) Desperate Housewives - The Complete Second Season (2004) DVD
Set -- $42.65 (29% discount)
Release date: August 29, 2006. Now available for purchase.
Richard appears in 16 of the season's 24 episodes, still carrying a
torch for his ex-wife Susan (Teri Hatcher) while shacking up with neightborhood
sex-pot Edie (Nicollette Sheridan).
1) Fun With Dick and Jane (Widescreen?) (2005) DVD -- $14.46 (50%
Release date: April 11, 2006. Now available.
2) Fun With Dick & Jane [SOUNDTRACK] -- $17.98 (no discount)
Release date: January 24, 2006. Now available.
Richard plays Joe Cleeman, Dick Harper's next-door neighbor and nemesis
in the "keeping up with the Joneses" arena. One of the film's first scenes
finds Joe and Dick engaged in a game of "my car's better than your car."
1) The Sentinel - The Complete First Season (3pc) (Full) (1996)
DVD Set -- $33.96 (15% discount)
Release date: April 18, 2006. Now available for purchase.
2) The Sentinel: Original Soundtrack (1996 Television Series) [SOUNDTRACK]
-- used & new from $14.50
Release date: February 24, 1998
Richard plays Jim Ellison, a former Army Ranger now working in his Washington
State hometown as a detective in the Major Crime unit. Ellison is genetically
blessed -- or cursed -- with enhanced senses; sight, hearing, smell, taste,
and touch are all far more acute than the norm. With the aid of graduate
student Blair Sandburg, Jim learns those like him are called Sentinels,
and in ages past, they served as watchmen and protectors of their communities.
More importantly, he learns how to use his senses to his advantage as a
Action: The Complete Series (2pc) (Full) (1999) DVD Set -- $15.99
Release date: February 21, 2006. Now available.
Richard plays Cole Riccardi in two episodes of the controversial and
short-lived Fox series. "Pilot" introduces us to Peter Dragon and his production
company, and to Cole Riccardi, Dragon's action movie leading man of choice.
"Blowhard" finds Dragon backing himself into a corner when he scrambles
to convince closeted Cole that coming out as a gay man isn't a prudent
"In Her Shoes" (Widescreen Edition) (2005) DVD -- $19.36 (35%
Release date: January 31, 2006. Now available.
Richard plays Jim Danvers, a senior partner at the law firm where Rose
Feller (Toni Collette) works. Jim, something of a cad, strives to mend
his ways while involved with Rose, and all is well until Rose's floozyish
sister Maggie (Cameron Diaz) takes up temporary residence on her sister's
couch. Rose catches Jim and Maggie en flagrante in her bed, which launches
the film's major character odysseys for the Feller sisters.
Seinfeld Season Five (1990) DVD Set -- $36.99 (25% discount)
Release date: November 22, 2005. Now available for purchase.
Richard appears on Disc 4 in "The Hamptons," playing Dr. Ben, the handsome
pediatrician Elaine takes a shining to. Elaine is quite pleased to be described
as "breathtaking" by Ben, until she realizes he uses the same word to describe
their hosts' spectacularly ugly baby. Meanwhile, George suffers cold water
induced "shrinkage" and is seen naked by Jerry's girlfriend.
The Flash - The Complete Series (1990) DVD Set -- $44.66 (25% discount)
Release date: January 10, 2006. Now available for purchase.
Richard appears in "Deadly Nightshade," playing handsome, wealthy, and
mentally unbalanced Curtis Bohannan. Tormented by the deeds of his deceased
father, Bohannan takes up the persona of a hero of yesteryear, a vigilante
known as the Deadly Nightshade. Unfortunately, Bohannan is considerably
more reckless and violent than the original, and soon crosses swords with
The Scarlet Speedster himself.
Point Pleasant - The Complete Series (2005) DVD Set -- $19.97 (50%
Release date: October 25, 2005. Now available for purchase.
Richard appears in all 13 episodes of the short-lived FOX dramatic supernatural
series, playing Dr. Ben Kramer, patriarch of the Kramer family. Ben and
his family -- wife Meg (Susan Walters) and daughter Judy (Aubrey Dollar)
-- take the mysterious Christina (Elisabeth Harnois)into their home as
she strives to find out who she is and where she comes from.
1) Desperate Housewives - The Complete First Season (2004) DVD Set
-- $59.99 (no discount)
Release date: September 20, 2005. Now available for purchase.
2) Desperate Housewives: Behind Closed Doors (Paperback; first season
companion book) -- $11.67 (34% discount)
Release date: September 28, 2005. Now available for purchase.
Richard appears in 3 episodes of the first season of ABC's blockbuster
satirical drama series. The third episode introduces him as Karl Mayer,
flaky midlife-crisis-ing ex-husband of Susan (Teri Hatcher) Mayer. Karl
remains a part of Susan's life as the father of their teenage daughter,
and pops up to bedevil Susan at the most inopportune times.
Both the series and Teri Hatcher earned Golden Globes for this season.
24 Season One (2001) DVD Set -- $34.66 (42% discount)
Richard appears in 12 episodes of the first season of FOX's ground-
and record-breaking drama series. The first episode introduces him as Alan
York, concerned father of a missing daughter. As the series unfolds, we
discover Alan is not who he appears -- he is, in fact, Kevin Carroll, a
cold-blooded assassin and mercenary.
The series and series lead Kiefer Sutherland would go on to earn Golden
Globes for this season.
24: The House Subcommittee's Findings at CTU by Marc Cerasini and
Alice Alfonsi -- $11.02 (35% discount)
This book is set within the world of 24, providing background information
on the characters involved in the unfolding story. Richard's character,
the murderous mercenary Kevin Carroll, is shown to be an ex-Fed with an
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation- The Complete Third Season
(2001) DVD Set -- $67.99 (19% discount)
Richard appears in the episode "High and Low" as paragliding instructor
Rick Weston. (Trivia note: "Starship Troopers 2" costar Colleen Porch also
appears in "High and Low").
Cellular (2004) DVD, Widescreen, Region 1 encoding -- $12.99
Richard plays Craig Martin, husband of Kim Basinger's Jessica Martin.
Craig, a realtor, finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time
and observes -- and videotapes -- crooked cops executing hoodlums. Craig
secures the camera in his safety deposit box, and calls to warn Jessica.
Unfortunately, the crooked cops get to the Martin home before Jessica gets
1) Cellular (novelization by Pat Cadigan) -- $7.99 (no discount)
2) Cellular (Score) [SOUNDTRACK] -- $16.98 (no discount)
The novelization will be an interesting read, especially if it delves
a little deeper into the character of Craig Martin (Richard's role in "Cellular")
"Cellular" is also available on DVD.
Decoys (2003) DVD [US market version] -- $12.99 (13% discount)
Richard plays Detective Francis Kirk in this tongue-in-cheek take on
the "aliens need humans to reproduce" sci-fi theme. Director Matt Hastings
has described "Decoys" as a meeting of "American Pie" and "Species."
There are two versions of the DVD currently available. The US-market
version available through amazon.com does not include the deleted
scenes and bloopers included in the Canadian-market version (see next entry).
Canadian-market version from amazon.ca
Decoys (2003) DVD -- CDN $13.46 (10% discount)
New release: 07 June 2005
The Canadian-market DVD includes an assortment of deleted scenes, the
bloopers, a "making of" special, and a photo gallery. The deleted scenes
help explain some aspects of the film which are confusing or vague in the
theatrical release, and Richard's scenes and bloopers are hilarious.
1) Firefly - The Complete Series (2002) DVD -- $24.96 (50% discount)
2) Firefly (Original Television Soundtrack) [SOUNDTRACK] -- $12.98
Richard appears in the episode "The Message" as Lt. Womack, an unscrupulous
Alliance Enforcement officer. Womack is after an old war buddy of Malcolm
and Zoe's and is quite determined to get what he's after.
Had the series continued, Womack would probably have become a recurring
1) Starship Troopers 2 - Hero of the Federation (2004) DVD -- $12.99
New release: 07 July 2005
2) Starship Troopers 2 (Score) [SOUNDTRACK] -- $17.98 (no discount)
Richard plays Captain V.J. Dax in "Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the
Federation." The DVD includes the widescreen movie, a "making of" featurette
which includes interviews with the cast and behind the scenes footage,
a photo gallery, and look at the animation process.
The soundtrack CD presents the entire "Troopers 2" suite, which includes
the haunting Dax's Theme.
[12 Dec 06] *** Write to Richard care of
the RBFC! *** -- Richard has asked us to encourage anyone interested in
sending cards or letters to him to use the RBFC mailing address, which
is listed below. This allows Richard to better handle
his incoming mail, which he certainly enjoys receiving, provided it comes
through appropriate channels.
Mr. Richard Burgi
10153 1/2 Riverside Drive, #494
Toluca Lake, CA 91602
We cannot emphasize strongly enough that mail should not be
sent to Richard's home address! Receiving fan mail through his
home address is a disquieting experience and cause for concern, especially
from the standpoint of privacy and safety. If you have come across
what you believe may be his home address, please, do NOT use it! We
-- and Richard -- would greatly appreciate it if you would let us
know where you came across the address by using this e-mail
link to the RBFC.
While postcards, letters, and cards will be promptly forwarded
to Richard, we cannot forward packages; he has asked that no gifts
be sent to him. Though Richard appreciates the goodwill and generosity
those gifts represent, he finds them a little overwhelming. Richard
would be honored if, instead, wellwishers made a donation in his name to
a local children's shelter or literacy program, or to the Pacific
Marine Mammal Center.